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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Trowabil, -bille, -ble, adj. [ME trowabile (Rolle), trowable (c1440).] That can be believed, credible. — c1420 Wynt. iv 296.
It war bot fantumlyke and fabylle And noucht till al men yhit trowabille [C. trowabil, W. trowable] That mannys wertu … Mycht othir do or wndo it
1490 Irland Mir. III 144/20.
Arestotiles … sais that this is nocht weill trowable for to do this … convenis nocht to humane natur
1533 Bell. Livy II 75/19.
It is … nocht trowabil that sic exempil suld be introducit be ane patriciane

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